Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 activations for Ebola virus disease.

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Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 activations for Ebola virus disease.

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In response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014, specific procedures for personal protective equipment use were developed in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for the isolation care of patients with the illness.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2016-03-01

Citation

Beam, E. L., S. Schwedhelm, K. Boulter, C. Kratochvil, J. Lowe, A. Hewlett, S. G. Gibbs and P. W. Smith (2016). "Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 activations for Ebola virus disease." Am J Infect Control 44(3): 340-342.

Abstract

In response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014, specific procedures for personal protective equipment use were developed in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for the isolation care of patients with the illness. This brief report describes the 2 different levels used for patient care and presents the rationales for the specialized processes.

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